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Posted: Monday, February 23, 2004

SoHi parents to meet

The Soldotna High School parents of juniors will meet at 6 p.m. today in the library. The topic of discussion will be the after-prom party. A letter will be sent out detailing how the party will work.

Senior Olympic games scheduled

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will hold its first Senior Olympic Games from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Central Peninsula Mall in Soldotna. Scheduled games include checkers, chess, bridge, cribbage, poker, pool, 500 piece puzzle team, spin casting, pinochle and bean bag toss. Pool games will be held at Hooligans in Soldotna. For more information or to register for competition, call the Soldotna senior center at 262-2322.

Family Living Center to hold open house

The Soldotna Family History Center and Totem Tracers will hold an open house from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 159 Marydale Ave. Guest speakers will include Sharon Bushell and Bruce Parham. Discussions and displays on history, research and preservation of family history are some of the planned activities. A heirloom quilt display also will be shown. For more information, call Alaine Maw at 262-6101 or Kathy Western at 262-7429.

Registration for basic skills program extended

The Boys and Girls Club has extended the registration deadline for its Start Smart program until Saturday. The program begins Saturday and runs through April 3. The program is designed for parents to participate with their child in helping to teach them basic skills, including throwing, catching, kicking and batting in a noncompetitive, nonthreatening environment. Children ages 3 to 5 years and their parents are eligible. The cost is $35.

Participants must be current Boys and Girls Club members. Junior membership is $10. Registration forms can be obtained on the Internet at and can be dropped off at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club office or faxed to 283-8190 with a credit card number. For more information, call 283-2682.

Kenai pool begins swim lessons

The Kenai Central High School swimming pool will begin swimming lessons for 3- and 4-year-olds from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning March 1. Cost is $40. For more information, call 283-7476.

Boys and Girls Club to celebrate Dr. Seuss

The Boys and Girls Club in Kenai will celebrate Read Across America and the late Dr. Seuss's 100th birthday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 2 at the club. Planned activities will include, readers theater, puppet-making workshop, a reader oath, family bingo with prizes and books, face painting, crazy hair and birthday cake. There is no fee. For more information, call Kimberli Dent at 283-2682.

Nikiski senior parents to meet

The Nikiski Middle-Senior High School parents of seniors will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 4 in the library. The topic of discussions will be the after-graduation party. All senior parents are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Pam Russell at 776-8602.

Nikiski talent show entrants sought

Nikiski Middle-Senior High School is seeking entrants for its 2004 Nikiski Talent Show on March 6. All ages and talents are encouraged to participate. Forms can be obtained at the Nikiski Post Office, the school, M & M Market, Great Northern Video, Old Time Music in Kenai or by fax. For more information, call Darlene Gehrke-Conright at 776-3456.

Village Fair seeking vendors, volunteers

Healthy Communities-Healthy People is looking for vendors and volunteers to participate in the ninth annual Village Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 13 at Soldotna High School. For more information, to volunteer or to rent a booth, call Bridges at 260-3800.

Safety day slated

All interested community members and groups interested in participating in the annual safety day on May 22 are asked to call Nancy Mitchell at 262-4440.

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